Random Thoughts: 17 Reasons Why People Should Travel.

If you’re open and willing, travel will make you an incredibly more well-rounded human being. And that’s really the goal, isn’t it?

Meeting people from other cultures will teach you that the way you’ve been looking at the world isn’t the way everybody else does. In fact, your point-of-view might have some major blind spots. Seeing the world for yourself will improve your vision and your grip on reality.

We believe that traveling around the world shouldn’t be hard: it’s actually something everyone should be able to do at least once in their lives

People are hardwired for the excitement of adventure and travel may just be the best way to tap into it.

All the challenges and opportunities travel lays at your feet help you discover who you are in a way that’s only possible on the road.

Sometimes it’s only far from home that you realize you you’ve got skills you’ve never used. It’s travel that brings them to the surface and makes you smile,satisfied to have reached the mountain top

People you meet while on the road become some of the most valued names on your contact list. They become places on the map to visit later on. These folks give you a glimpse outside your hometown circle of friends, and force you to take in new and refreshing perspectives, and ultimately realize that everyone is the same.

You’ll be constantly surprised at the flavors the world has to offer.  The way people in other cultures and countries prepare food, and break bread together (not that all cultures even eat bread) will astound you.

It sucks to be stuck in a rut. Everyone knows what that’s like. A big trip can be your perfect solution. Fly around the world, stopping over in all of the places you’ve always wanted to visit.

Why travel? Because you can. Because you want to. Because it beats the alternative (staying home).

Let’s face it. Even for folks who can’t tell a story, just the words “last year in Cebu” get you instant party points.

Getting your daily latte at the same place and staring at your screen at your nine-to-five every day not nearly interesting enough? Even if you choose to work on the road (and keep staring at the screen), you’ll have to find a new place to drink your latte, and depending on your destination, finding coffee, and foamy milk or a good place to sip them could prove to be a size-able challenge.

You imagined it, daydreamed about it, envisioned it. Guess what? It can be done. Around the world travel is possible, you just have to decide you’re willing to take the first step and start planning your itinerary.

Seeing the world provides an education that’s absolutely impossible get in school. Travel teaches you economy, politics, history, geography, and sociology in an intense, hands-on way no class will.

If you’re between jobs, schools, kids, or relationships, around the world travel can be a perfect way to move from one of these life stages into your next great adventure.

There’s something satisfying about being able to throw around a few words of Ilocano, knowing how to say thanks in Ilonggo, pulling out that long dormant Chavakano to book a room in Santiago, or simply hearing a language you didn’t know existed just a few weeks before.

If you’re the kind of person that dreams big, you’re probably one to reach for new challenges. Finishing a trip gives you the satisfaction that you were able make a goal to travel and  accomplish what you set out to do–see the world.

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